April 8th, 2016
You’re quietly sitting at a table full of strangers. The kind of strangers you might like to impress -- industry leaders, potential clients, or even your new in-laws. But it seems like nobody has anything to say. You can almost hear the Jeopardy theme song play softly somewhere in the background. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.
April 5th, 2016
Here’s an interesting thing I learned when I used to consult for venture capital firms. If all goes according to plan…
Out of a ton of potential deals, a VC firm will invest in 10 companies.
5 of those will go bankrupt. They know this and expect it.
3 of them will “trade sideways,” meaning they’ll basically putter ...
April 4th, 2016
When I went on my book tour in 2009, the economy was in the toilet. I went to 13 cities – places like LA, San Francisco, Denver (AKA “Menver,” as I was bitterly told by the guys there), and Salt Lake City.
No matter which city I was in, the local news directors all had a curious pattern: They all wanted ...
March 31st, 2016
Imagine this just happened to you:
After 3 years of working with the same company and getting nothing but pitiful 1% to 3% "cost-of-living" raises, you decide you’ve had enough. You want more responsibility, pay, and challenging work.
You schedule a meeting with your boss and artfully ask for a promotion
Without flinching, she says, “Yes. Let’s do ...
March 26th, 2016
Everyone loves a good story.
But not everyone is good at telling them.
If you're "not a natural storyteller," how do you learn how to tell a good story? That's the challenge I want to share with you today.
Everyone loves a great story.
The good news: telling a good story is a skill — NOT something you’re born with. ...
March 18th, 2016
Fact: More than half of Americans are unhappy at work:
That means everyday — for 8+ hours — more than half of us are glancing at the clock wishing time would move faster. We dream of Fridays and escape.
Fact: It doesn't have to be that way.
I know, because I've gotten Dream Job offers from Google, Intuit, and a multibillion-dollar hedge ...